RAeS events deliver expert content, insight and networking across the breadth of technical, engineering and business subjects affecting aerospace professionals.
Our annual calendar of around 20 events of lectures, technical visits, competitions and field trips are designed to support your professional development and industry knowledge.
Meteorology and aviation – How are they connected? How well do you know Hong Kong’s weather and the characteristics of Hong Kong International Airport? How the Hong Kong Observatory cares about you as you fly into the sky across the globe? In this talk, the Observatory will introduce more on aviation meteorology and the services tailored-made for the aviation community.
William Shum, from the HK Observatory will answer these questions and more.
Date and time : 31 May 2018, 6pm
Location : Cathay City, Auditorium, HK Airport.
Registration will be open shortly.
The Next Generation Flight Deck - Aviate, navigate and communicate like never before with the Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck™.
Designed for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600, the flight deck ushers in a new era in cockpit design, integration, functionality, ergonomics and aesthetics. Flight crews immerse themselves in a workstation that is more an extension of self than ever before possible. The intelligent design leverages active control sidesticks and touch-screen technology, both industry firsts. And the Symmetry Flight Deck is designed to accept continual upgrades and incorporate future navigation advancements.
Gulfstream’s Brett Rundle, comes to HK to talk about the latest incarnation of this legendary aircraft.
Date and time : 18 May 2018, 6:30pm
Location : Civil Aviation Department Headquarters, 1 Tung Fai Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong.
THIS EVENT IS RUN BY THE HKIE AIRCRAFT DIVISION.
This lecture is free of charge, prior registration is required. The number of participants is limited to 80 and applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis with priority to members of the Aircraft Discipline / Division. For registration, clock on the link below. Only successful applicants will be notified by e-mail on or before 16 May 2018.
We move away from aviation and go to the word of motorsports, namely Formula 1.
We are delighted to have Bob Bell – Chief Technical Officer, Renault Sport Formula One Team and Tommaso Volpe – Director, Global Motorsport & Performance Projects, Infiniti Motor Company Ltd talk to us about the challenge of Aerodynamics in the world of F1.
Renault are currently involved in Formula One as a constructor, under the name of Renault Sport Formula One Team. They have been associated with Formula One as both constructor and engine supplier for various periods since 1977. In 1977, the company entered Formula One as a constructor, introducing the turbo engine to Formula One in its first car, the Renault RS01. In 1983, Renault began supplying engines to other teams. Although the Renault team won races and competed for world titles, it withdrew at the end of 1985. Renault continued supplying engines to other teams until 1986, then again from 1989 to 1997.
Renault returned to Formula One in 2000. In 2002 Renault re-branded the team as "Renault F1 Team" and started to use Renault as their constructor name, winning both the Drivers' and Constructors' Championships in 2005 and 2006.
Renault has also supplied engines to other teams, including Red Bull Racing (2007–2015), Benetton Formula (1995–1997, 2001) and Williams (1989–1997, 2012–2013). In addition to its two own F1 World Constructors' Championships (2005, 2006) and two Drivers' Championships, as an engine supplier, Renault has contributed to nine other World Drivers' Championships. It has collected over 160 wins as engine supplier, ranking third in Formula One history.
The event is open for registraion. If the event approaches capacity, confirmatiion emails will be sent to attendees. CPD certificates will be provided to RAeS members who have registered.
Date and time : 16 April 2018, 7:15pm (NOTE the time change from our normal lecture time)
Location : Cathay City, Auditorium, HK Airport